I attended the CSFFS Meeting regarding Con version and to show that the Calgary Furries are still interested in piggybacking off the con. the reception was great they still would love to see a strong furry presence. The next meeting is in three weeks, I would like to see more of our group out there next time so we can learn the runnig of a con, the CSFFS is more than willing to help us out regarding the eventual start of our own con.
I heard about Con-Wild from silverlinz, and I'm quite excited about it. Even though I'm a couple provinces over (about a 12 hour drive away) this will be the closest furry con to me, and I've been looking for a good excuse to visit Calgary. :)
As for planning, organization and volunteering, I'd love to help out. Unfortunately the large distance makes that difficult, but if there's anything that I could do, I'm definitely willing to help to whatever extent I can.
I'm quite familiar with the amount of work it takes to put something like this together. For a few years, I was the president for a local anime convention (Ai-Kon) in Winnipeg. We grew from about 500 attendees to over 1000 in a couple years. It was crazy, but still lots of fun at the same time. I certainly enjoyed doing it. So anyway, I can really appreciate what you're all doing.
Best of luck, and let me know if I could be of any assistance.
P.S. What kind of fursuit events would there be at the con? ;)
Ok, i dont know who all is reading this, but i hope its enough people.Here is my plan for makign Con-wold a sucess.
For starters we need to organize ourselves. i have heard an overwhelming amount of support and volunteers eager to help out so lets put them to work. We need the following, however the tasks are not limited nor solo to a specific job. Many tasks will requore work from several teams and ALL are expected to get along. Zero drama is the policy here guys. WE NEED 6 PEOPLE MINIMUM TO MAKE THIS CON HAPPEN.
*President - coordinate teams, major events, meetings, CSFFA relations, hotel relations, keep things on track.
*Vice president - assist president with the mentioned above, research other cons, time line and dates,
*Secretary/treasurer -Organize and keep track of documents, also registration funds and con expenses ( ie room/table), raffle, fundraiser
*Meadia Team - logo, badges, webpages, posters, garb, advertizing
*Event Team - panels, room party, dealer table, games, artist kidnapping
*Patron Team ( aka furr wranglers) - pre reg/registration, badges, code of conduct, furr control, legal.
Please guys lets step up to the plate here and join in. The Media, event, and patron teams can have unlimited amounts of volunteers and we can use every ounce of help we can get. if we are organized now, it will be a lit easier to get our con to spin off on its own in a few years. Reply to this and let me know if youre interested in helping out or know someone who would. Im willing to take up the president position and put my neck on the line ( as well as donate to the raffle some fursuit parts hehe) as Ive kinda begun relations with CSFFA and Ive been talking with them a lot.
I urge for a meeting to be planned in unison with the boweekly firry dinners here in calgary, perhaps if the dinner is at 7, we meet at 6 at a nearby coffe shop. Regular meetings are going to be needed and I have lots of tasks for anyone whos willign to help. I have some management help on my side and will do my best to get this going, even if it kills me.
Questions or concerns? email me email@example.com
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Heya Silver touching base here.
Hangin in Cali right now and got some greta ideas off some pals here for our mini-con. Anyways this is just a quick hi, ill update my evil plan for world domination sometiem this week.
I know con will be pretty small at this time since it is just piggy backing, but should we get some sort of website up? Probably not with its own domain right now, but if anyone would like I could get a small website going off my domain space (i have a lot of free space right now) on foxwolfen.com . I could also manage it and create banners and buttons in my spare time. Of course, if you dont think it will be needed until the con grows, it is just an offer :3
Welcome to the ConWild LJ. Calgary furs need their own convention so we are going to piggy back off of con-version until we are big enough to have our own con.
This LJ is to plan our room party and panels